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Linksfield car guard Brian Ndlovu is on his way to becoming a legal eagle thanks to a lot of studying, even more faith and angels who made his brighter future possible. Inspiration incoming:


Johannesburg, South Africa (27 July, 2023) — Brian Davvy Ndlovu recently got a job offer at a law firm in Melrose, a dream awakened for the car guard from Rosetenville who not so long ago, had a completely different set of circumstances.

Turning back to 2022, Brian took a massive leap of faith that began with a desire to upgrade his level of education and his CV. With nothing but hope in his wallet, he decided to register for a Higher Certificate in Law and got provisionally accepted.

“I had no money to pay for the tuition…My only hope lay in God so, [I] prayed and held onto hope,” he shares. 

The deadline began to draw closer and closer, and with no prospects of kin to lend the money from, Brian’s hope became his only investment in his future. That was until he crossed paths with one Jonothan Birin who became his guide to the Angel Network.

Doing what they do best, the Angel Network welcomed Brian’s dream and made a plan to give the car guard his life-changing chance.

“The Angel Network paid my tuition for the first semester in full. That was a lifeline for me,” Brian shared, thanking Glynne Wolman and the team for backing his bright future.

The Angels went on to cover the second semester too, and soon Brian could proudly stand back and relish in achievement; having passed with flying colours (7 distinctions out of 8).

Adding to the smile-warming tale; after the Angels shared Brian’s success story, an entire community of people swarmed to support him. As it turned out, Brian is no run-of-the-mill car guard, but something of a local celebrity of good vibes who impacted people so much so that two sisters who met him ages ago rushed to get him a laptop!

Others have secured books and clothes for him while a lawyer who frequents the neighbourhood where Brian protects cars invited him for a job interview.

Earlier this week, he got the call to say he’d been offered the job at the law firm; something he shares is forever indebted to the Angels for.

But, Brian’s journey is far from over as he climbs through his next academic chapter—a BCom Law through UNISA! The Angel Network shares that they are supporting his studies and Brian even has his own mentor, Angel Network WC member Melanie Levy.

With our hearts warmed and our inspiration sparked, we hope this story reminds anyone looking to bet on themselves to take the leap even if it seems scary! You never know which community of kindness will catch you or how far your leap will let you soar.

Sources: The Angel Network; Glynne Wolman 
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Ashleigh Nefdt is a writer for Good Things Guy.

Ashleigh's favourite stories have always seen the hidden hero (without the cape) come to the rescue. As a journalist, her labour of love is finding those everyday heroes and spotlighting their spark - especially those empowering women, social upliftment movers, sustainability shakers and creatives with hearts of gold. When she's not working on a story, she's dedicated to her canvas or appreciating Mother Nature.

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